Bajura, December 15
The number of patients suffering from viral fever has increased in far-flung Swamikartik Rural Municipality-5, Bajura.
Ward No 5 member Singh Bahadur Mahatara said every household in Migu and Gera villages of the municipality had at least one person suffering from viral fever in the last two weeks.
He added that children and the elderly have been affected most by the seasonal disease. Headache, fever, chest pain and cough are among major symptoms that the patients have complained of. “Almost all patients in the villages have been struggling with the disease in their homes while others are being taken to Kolti Primary Health Post for treatment,” he said. Mahatara informed that even patients brought to the health facility had been facing the problem due to lack of medicines at the health post.
District Health Office, Bajura, said the office had deployed a team of health workers led by Bhakta Kaila in the affected areas of the municipality a week ago.
The team has returned after treating patients. “Some of the patients received medical service while others were left untreated as there were too many patients,” he said.
Meanwhile, chief at DHO, Bajura, Dr Rup Chandra Bishwokarma said a team of health workers led by Dr Bijaya Kumar Shah had been dispatched today to the affected areas, with necessary medicines.
He added that viral fever had also gripped some areas of Budhiganga Municipality and Himali Rural Municipality. He further said the concerned department was trying its best to bring the seasonal fever under control.
A version of this article appears in print on December 16, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.